The following racehorses broke down this weekend:

Electric Eddie, Saturday, Santa Anita, race 10
Dixie Sparkle, Sunday, Aqueduct, race 7 (confirmed dead)
Silent Blessing, Sunday, Calder, race 2
Gimmenosass, Sunday, Turf, race 8

The following racehorses, unless otherwise noted, were vanned off this weekend:

Worldly Lad, Friday, Golden Gate, race 4 (“lame,” vanned)
Mo’s the Man, Friday, Gulfstream, race 8
Pyc Paint Alis Wagon, Friday, Hialeah, race 3 (not vanned but bled)
Inexcessofperfect, Friday, Los Alamitos, race 1
Shesonlyseventeen, Friday, Los Alamitos, race 7
Aful Alibi, Friday, Sunland, race 4
Said I’m Lucky, Friday, Sunland, race 9
Skinny Margarita, Saturday, Aqueduct, race 2
Blossom’s Trail, Saturday, Aqueduct, race 5 (not vanned but bled)
Concrete Cat, Saturday, Charles Town, race 2
Llano Cartel, Saturday, Hialeah, race 5 (not vanned but bled)
Polly’s Dancer, Saturday, Los Alamitos, race 4
Girl On the Lam, Saturday, Santa Anita, race 6
Alasharchy, Saturday, Santa Anita, race 7
Cancan Magee, Saturday, Sunland, race 3
Streaked Face Bay, Sunday, Hialeah, race 2 (not vanned but bled)
Corona Favorita, Sunday, Hialeah, race 6 (not reported as vanned but “returned lame”)
My Mans No Lady, Sunday, Portland, race 7
Pepe Le Feu, Sunday, Portland, race 10
Eyesa Miracle, Sunday, Sunland, race 2 (not vanned but bled)
Us Chicks, Sunday, Sunland, race 3

The following racehorses broke down this week:

Top Data, Monday, Fair Grounds, race 9
Vanessa Flag, Tuesday, Sunland, race 9
Holleran, Wednesday, Beulah, race 2

The following racehorses, unless otherwise noted, were vanned off this week:

Could Be Michael, Monday, Beulah, race 3
Soul Searcher, Monday, Golden Gate, race 8
Raised for Speed, Monday, Gulfstream, race 9
Cameo Lady, Monday, Gulfstream, race 10
Suzzona, Monday, Gulfstream, race 10
Diamonds Fallin Star, Monday, Hialeah, race 8
Warren’s Rail Bird, Monday, Santa Anita, race 5
Hi Moon Beams, Tuesday, Sunland, race 1
Three G Speed, Tuesday, Sunland, race 6
One Foxy Private, Tuesday, Sunland, race 9
Horizonbound, Tuesday, Turf, race 8
Shakitsugaree, Wednesday, Turf, race 5 (vanned after “crossing the wire bleeding”)
Pegasus Red, Thursday, Aqueduct, race 2 (not vanned but “returned bleeding”)

The following were casualties at the Penn National racetrack during the 197-night 2013 meet. Equibase officially confirms 8 dead. Of the 45 horses listed as “broke down” or “vanned off,” 42 have not raced since. A former racing insider and renowned industry expert told me that in her estimation, 90% of the vanned off are euthanized. 42 of 45 is roughly 93%. In other words, it’s a safe bet that Penn National claimed the lives of some 50 horses last year. Just one of the 100-odd tracks operating annually in the U.S.

race 6, 01/03/13: 5-year-old Bowmans Girl
race 2, 01/05/13: 5-year-old E Or, no races since
race 4, 02/15/13: 6-year-old Sharik, no races since
race 6, 02/15/13: 2-year-old Dashing for a Rose, no races since
race 2, 02/16/13: 2-year-old Ur Joshn Me, no races since
race 3, 02/22/13: 6-year-old Sugar Shark, no races since
race 4, 02/22/13: 6-year-old Solid d’Oro (last raced 8/11)
race 8, 02/28/13: 4-year-old Jennifer’s Romeo, no races since
race 7, 03/08/13: 3-year-old Aim for Love, no races since
race 4, 03/14/13: 4-year-old Two for One, no races since
race 1, 03/28/13: 3-year-old Aisle Three, no races since
race 4, 03/29/13: 3-year-old K K Pistol, confirmed dead
race 6, 04/06/13: 6-year-old Web Surfer, no races since
race 7, 04/13/13: 5-year-old Bess’ Dream, no races since
race 7, 05/04/13: 4-year-old Final Vindication, confirmed dead
race 5, 05/10/13: 5-year-old Dakota Sis, no races since
race 8, 05/10/13: 4-year-old K C’s Snowfoot, no races since
race 5, 05/22/13: 4-year-old Billet’s Baby, no races since
race 2, 05/24/13: 4-year-old Food Fightin, no races since
race 3, 05/24/13: 5-year-old Home at Six, confirmed dead
race 8, 06/01/13: 7-year-old Manito, confirmed dead
race 1, 06/12/13: 5-year-old Tennis Racket, no races since
race 1, 06/19/13: 5-year-old Stained Glass, no races since
race 5, 06/26/13: 4-year-old Music Man Stan, no races since
race 5, 07/10/13: 4-year-old Ever Alert, no races since
race 6, 07/10/13: 3-year-old Cowboy Cat, no races since
race 6, 07/20/13: 3-year-old Glenmary Lane, no races since
race 9, 07/31/13: 6-year-old Last Boot, no races since
race 6, 08/10/13: 3-year-old Quite Domestic, no races since
race 5, 08/22/13: 5-year-old Purely Awesome, no races since
race 4, 08/31/13: 3-year-old Sugar Mama, confirmed dead
race 2, 09/05/13: 4-year-old Come On Rose, no races since
race 9, 09/05/13: 3-year-old Nathan C, no races since
race 6, 09/13/13: 4-year-old Hard to Steal, no races since
race 4, 09/14/13: 4-year-old Macho Gris, no races since
race 9, 09/14/13: 6-year-old Satellite Beach, no races since
race 9, 09/20/13: 5-year-old Fast Stack, confirmed dead
race 4, 09/28/13: 7-year-old Gretsky, no races since
race 6, 10/02/13: 4-year-old Kentucky Hannah, confirmed dead
race 2, 10/12/13: 5-year-old Lov Tov, no races since
race 3, 10/12/13: 3-year-old Round of Applause, no races since
race 6, 10/12/13: 5-year-old Call Me Sweetheart, no races since
race 5, 10/17/13: 4-year-old Time for Wine, no races since
race 5, 10/17/13: 6-year-old Triple A Rating, no races since
race 7, 10/18/13: 4-year-old Proulette, no races since
race 9, 10/18/13: 3-year-old Chiquita Mala, no races since
race 5, 11/02/13: 4-year-old Maid of Dishonor
race 8, 11/13/13: 3-year-old Seeking Suki, no races since
race 9, 11/14/13: 3-year-old Prima Zip, no races since
race 5, 11/16/13: 6-year-old Modern Cowboy, no races since
race 9, 11/29/13: 3-year-old Lucky Guess, no races since
race 7, 12/12/13: 6-year-old Dina’s Touch, confirmed dead
race 7, 12/26/13: 4-year-old Iron Stone Ridge, no races since

The following, unless otherwise noted, were “vanned off” American tracks last week.

Monday:
Wishingonastar, Aqueduct, race 7

Tuesday:
Bounce Twice, Beulah, race 3
Mystery Taste, Beulah, race 7 (confirmed dead)
Western Pine, Sunland, race 7
La Capitana, Turf, race 4

Wednesday:
Mr Oz, Tampa Bay, race 2
Amy H, Tampa Bay, race 4

Thursday:
Past Glory, Charles Town, race 8 (broke down)
One Fine Yank, Delta, race 1
Tiz Tee Time, Oaklawn, race 8
The Mikester, Penn National, race 1 (confirmed dead)
Miss Aisle Band, Penn National, race 8

Friday:
Surfer Dave, Turf, race 7
Wolfgang, Turf, race 8
Sporting Gent, Turfway, race 1

Saturday:
Actin Lucky, Charles Town, race 7 (broke down)
Diplomatic Gal, Charles Town, race 7 (broke down)
More Nuggets, Hialeah, race 3 (broke down)
Trick the Queen, Laurel, race 5 (broke down)
Longevity, Oaklawn, race 3 (broke down)
Esquel, Parx, race 4 (not vanned but “stumbled badly and fell leaving the gate”)
A Boy Named Em, Penn National, race 4
Made Strong, Sunland, race 3
Wealth Transfer, Sunland, race 6

Sunday:
Classic Harbor, Golden Gate, race 9
Running Out of Time, Sunland, race 1
Ha Dee, Sunland, race 3
Sizzling Dot, Sunland, race 3 (not vanned but “returned sore”)
Cash At the Line, Sunland, race 5

The following horses broke down on American racetracks yesterday. All, most likely dead.

5-year-old mare Actin Lucky, Charles Town race 7 (trainer Henry Worcester IV, owner Worcester Investments)

4-year-old mare Diplomatic Gal, Charles Town race 7 (trainer Walter Shauf, owner Cecil Clugston)

6-year-old mare More Nuggets, Hialeah Park race 3 (trainer/owner Patrick Sanchez)

4-year-old mare Trick the Queen, Laurel Park race 5 (trainer Juan Vazquez, owners Rey Wan Racing and Armando Cosme)

3-year-old gelding Longevity, Oaklawn Park race 3 (trainer John Haran, owner Haran Thoroughbreds)